Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced 2012 dog licenses will be available for purchase as of December 1, 2011. 2012 license renewal forms are being mailed to dog owners the week of December 1, 2011. Dog licenses cost $14. Ohio law requires licenses to be renewed between December 1 and January 31 each year. A late fee equal to the cost of the license will be charged for applications received after January 31, 2012.
You can obtain your dog license at our Fiscal Office Services Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron OH 44310, Summit County Animal Control, 250 Opportunity Parkway in Akron or any one of our other convenient neighborhood locations throughout Summit County. Those vendors charge 75 cents per license for their service. Visit our Dog Licensing to view locations or call 330-630-7226 for a listing in your area. License registration forms are available online. Simply print the form, fill it out and mail with your remittance.
New this year is our Online Payments for dog and kennel licensing. You can purchase your dog/kennel license(s) online only by credit card or electronic check. Official Payments is our provider and they do charge a nominal fee for their service.
Fiscal Officer Scalise stated, “An excellent reason for licensing your pet is in the event it becomes lost”. “If your pet is wearing a current Summit County dog tag on their collar, the license can help bring your lost pet home”, Scalise continued. Check out our online Kristen’s Kanine Search to locate the owner. If your pet is missing, visit our new Missing Pet Network; you will be able to post a picture and information of when the pet was last seen on our website. All posts will remain on our site for 30 days or until your pet is found. You can also call the Summit County Fiscal Office at 330-630-7226 to find out the owner’s name and address.
Kennel owners must renew their licenses during this same time; cost is $50 per license and includes five tags.
Service dogs must be licensed but their fee is waived when certification of the dog’s training is provided. Once they are registered with the county, they are permanently licensed by receiving special tags.